BirdsCaribbean found a brilliant way to commemorate this year’s eighth annual Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) by releasing a free e-book, “Caribbean Waterbirds,” with stories by six authors who uncover different observations about these birds. The book is available in English, French and Spanish.
This is an alarming figure that reflects the great danger they currently are. It for this reason that the Venezuelan Conservationist Association (Provita), together with various national and international organizations, have created the “Initiative Red Siskin” in order to protect this species.
It was Grandpa Pinpin’s dream: to see his favourite bird, Spix’s Macaw, fly again over the skies of Curaçá, a small town of about 30,000 in the dry Caatinga area of Bahia, Brazil, where goat herding is the main activity.
Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
The 35-year-old bird named AC-4 soared out of his open pen earlier this week at a canyon rim inside the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, in central California’s Kern County. He had been one of just 23 condors left in the world in the 1980s.
The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.
Biologists from the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow, along with scientists from Peru, captured the footage during an expedition to survey and document animal life in a remote, high altitude forest in the Cerros del Sira, a rugged mountain range close to the Andes in Huánuco, central Peru.
Twenty-three years after its creation on paper, part of Paraguay’s San Rafael National Park has finally been afforded some real protection. Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) has been buying up this land and has now donated the first part of this to the Paraguayan Government.
Shifting temperatures in Mexico are the primary cause of the loss of birds unique to the country, a new study shows.
For the first time in Peru, scientists have implanted tracking devices in a pair of Andean condors to be released back into the wild, according Jessica Galvez, director of Wildlife Sustainable Management at the National Forestry Service, or Serfor.
A recent study published in mongabay.com’s open-access journal, Tropical Conservation Science, explores the phylogenetic significance of the Masafuera Rayadito (Aphrastura masafuerae), Chile’s most endangered bird.
Darwin’s finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about thirteen species of birds. Scientists on the Galapagos Islands, are working to boost the number of Mangrove Finches.
Experts say the introduction of foreign parasites to the islands and the increase in frequency of El Nino events, which scientists recently attributed to global warming, could push bird species in the Galapagos towards extinction.
When the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Toxic Program visited in 2005, they found only four swans in the sanctuary from what was estimated to have been 4,000 previously. What had caused it? Autopsies on the birds revealed high levels of iron and heavy metals.
The magic of Isla del Coco National Park never stops and the Ornithological Association of Costa Rica has recently discovered a number of new bird species to add to the list of records maintained in this sector.